By Wale Mustapha
Nigerian striker, Victor Boniface was instrumental again for Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday helping the Die Werkself to a nervy 3-2 win over Hoffenheim to extend their unbeaten run in the German Bundesliga.
The Super Eagles’ forward who has being in an excellent form since his arrival from Belgian side, Saint Gilloise helped his new employer registered another victory away from home.
The match that saw both teams gave it all to claim the points lived up to the billings, but it was Xabi Alonso’s side that claim it all, thanks to Boniface’s creative provision of first and the winning goal.
The 22 year old showed his skills and flair by providing a through pass that was calmly finished by Florian Wiltz.
The visitors doubled their lead on the stroke of half time through left back Alejandro Grimaldo.
Hoffenheim who had Kevin Akpoguma in their fold rallied back in the second half with two quick goals from Anton Stach and former Manchester United star Wout Weghorst.
Boniface provided what would then be the winner for Leverkusen with a cut back pass that was excellently dispatched by Grimaldo for his brace.
Boniface has however taking his goal involvement to 12 this campaign with seven goals and five assists.
Leverkusen are still holding firm to top of Bundesliga table with 28 points from 10 matches.